Studying abroad is a big decision, it involves being really independent and outgoing to leave the norm at home, and move country to experience something new. Everyone who studies abroad goes through various struggles throughout the duration of their time in a new country or city, however these can be overcome and will end up making you more proactive and independent.
If you’re not making the most of your student bank account, it’s no better than a penny jar. Here’s how to wring the most from it!
We all know that remaining healthy at university can be an almost impossible task. From the greasy burger truck calling your name after a late student night out, to the hungover McDonalds breakfast muffin the next morning, it can be a real struggle for students. Statistics show that 46% of freshers miss their mum’s cooking when they take the leap into university. Weekly shops can be really tough when the multi-pack of Walkers crisps is far cheaper (and tastier) than the small bag of fresh spinach, making it harder for students to choose the healthy option. Why would you spend £10 on a balanced healthy dinner, when you can spend £3 on a quick, easy and cheap microwave meal?
There are loads of exciting things about going to university – venturing off on your own to a new place, meeting like-minded people, maybe living away from your parents for the first time. Sorting out your bank account, however, is not one of those things. It’s dull, but if you get organised and find the right one, you’ll make life a lot easier once you start spending in your first term.
If you haven’t heard of Pokemon Go in the past month, where have you been? Everyone is on it trying to catch their favourite Pokemon. So what exactly is it for those of you who don’t know? Pokemon Go is an originally American App which can be downloaded on iPhone and Android. It is a game which shows all your favourite old school Pokemon characters coming to Earth, and gives you the opportunity to catch them.
Are you going to Barcelona this summer for internship, vacation time or summer programs? If you do, some days you’re just not in the mood for the surf and the sand. But a nice dip in a pool sounds just about right.
You’re just prefer to swim where you can see your feet, or a true athlete and swimmer, find the perfect place to beat the summer heat with these top urban swimming pools in Barcelona.
Yes, British Summer Time has officially begun, and, despite no guaranteed sun, it’s time for Londoners to step outside. Whilst the capital’s museums still offer some of the world’s best exhibitions (and are perfect respite from the inevitable summer rain), London’s offering a whole heap of fantastic outdoor activities to take part in.
When you first think of Spain, there is an 80 percent chance you are thinking about Barcelona or Madrid. Granada is the coolest place to be and study in Spain.
Yes, we all know about the beauty of the French capital, its historic monuments, dining scene, spectacular river banks… and the list goes on.
But what about the city of Lyon, just a two-hour trip to the south by train? We never hear Lyon bragging about what it has to offer.
Just for starters, it’s rich in Roman history and the first motion film camera was invented there, but there’s actually a whole lot more going for this city than you might have thought.
Katie De Salis is studying Film Studies and French at Exeter University, and is spending her year abroad working as a British Council Language Assistant in the Vaucluse region of France, living in Avignon. She has appeared on the news during her stay there! Here are her favourite year abroad apps…